Sold-Out Mohegan Sun Crowd Welcomes The Midtown Men

Catherine • July 26, 2015 • Comments (0)

Last night, Saturday, July 25th, The Midtown Men took a break from their summer vacation to play to a “sold-out and enthusiastic audience” at the Mohegan Sun Resort and Casino. Pat Abdalla was on hand and had this to say about the show:

Midtown men take sold-out casino crowd back to the ’60s

by PAT ABDALLA, citizensvoice.com, Published: July 26, 2015 (excerpts – click here to read story in its entirety)

J. Robert Spencer sat on a stool and, introducing the song he was about to sing, explained he’d heard the Beatles’ classic “In My Life” in a new way recently. He talked about how people move into and out of our lives, and he appreciated that fact in a new way as a husband and father, which gave the song a deeper meaning to him.

Then Spencer, who came to fame singing classic songs in the Broadway hit “Jersey Boys” and currently as a member of the Midtown Men, leaned back and sang the opening lyrics, “There are places I remember …”

Photo credit: ANDREW KRECH / THE CITIZENS’ VOICE

Spencer and his bandmates — Christian Hoff, Michael Longoria and Daniel Reichard — brought the sold-out and enthusiastic audience back to the places of their childhood on a tour through the ’60s on Saturday at Mohegan Sun Pocono.

 

The Midtown Men hit all the right notes, from the pop hits of bands like The Mamas & the Papas to the protest songs of groups like Buffalo Springfield to some of Motown’s biggest classics……

…Throughout the show, they took turns introducing each other to the audience, talked about touring the country and their love of ’60s music.

Longoria, who bounds about the stage like a mix of Valli and Bruno Mars, was self-deprecating.

“I can fit in your purse,” the diminutive singer said.

Reichard, who is sporting a new beard, stole the show with a rousing and heart-felt rendition of “Cry For Me” and a rollicking “Good Lovin.’” Both got audience members heads bobbing and received a loud ovation.

Hoff’s rendition of “For What It’s Worth” was powerful.

Spencer’s soulful baritone also connected with the crowd, particularly on “In My Life” and “California Dreamin.’” …

(all links added by themidtownclub.com)

Category: Christian Hoff, Concerts, Daniel Reichard, J. Robert Spencer, Media, Michael Longoria, The MUSIC

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